DEREK FRANK

DEREK FRANK Bass player Derek Frank began teaching as a visiting instructor at Musicians Institute in 2012. Aside from teaching, Derek keeps himself busy occupying the bass position with soft rock hitmakers Air Supply, country-pop superstar Shania Twain, LA-based rock...

GREG WEISS

GREG WEISS Greg Weiss grew up in Miami, and at an early age felt the influence of Jaco Pastorius. Greg studied at Miami Dade College and is the son of successful songwriter Larry Weiss, who wrote the hit song “Rhinestone Cowboy”. Greg’s versatility and depth...

JAY SIMPER

JAY SIMPER Jay Simper has been a professional bass player for 17 years, with the past ten years spent in the Los Angeles area. Jay graduated with Honors from Musicians Institute in 1992 and has been a member of staff since 1996. He is also the author of the beginning...

LYMAN MEDEIROS

LYMAN MEDEIROS “Lyman is beyond belief as a fine bassist.” -Studio Bass Legend Carol Kaye “… truly one of the most gifted young bassists to come along in quite a while.” -Concord Recording Artist Steve Tyrell After moving to Los Angeles in 2000 Lyman Medeiros...

GEORGE LOPEZ

GEORGE LOPEZ George Lopez began his professional music career at age 14 and quickly developed a local reputation as a formidable talent. In 1981, George moved to Los Angeles, where he graduated from Musicians Institute, and established himself as one of the area’s...

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